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Book Banning has existed in America since colonial times, when legislatures and royal governors enacted laws against blasphemy and seditious libel. Legislatures in the early American republic passed laws against obscenity. Though freedom of the press has grown significantly over the course of the twentieth century, book banning and related forms of censorship have persisted due to cyclical concerns about affronts to cultural, political, moral, and religious orthodoxy.
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Date Published
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Universal Library
by Adolf Hitler
109,250
36
12
( 12 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
54,348
58
2
Publisher's green and red illustrated cloth over boards; illustrated endpapers. Plate detached
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Wizards
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
19,467
7
0
26
Project Gutenberg
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
19,291
17
1
Book from Project Gutenberg: Ulysses Library of Congress Classification: PR Note: This eBook is based on the pre-1923 print editions. Note: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(novel)
( 1 reviews )
New York Public Library
by Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932; Bransom, Paul, 1885- ill
12,407
5
1
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Animals
New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
10,334
15
0
A collection of tales taken from German folklore and immortalized by the brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Smith, Adam, 1723-1790
8,872
1
0
31
Topic: Economics
California Digital Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
8,129
1
0
Slocum and Cahoon
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
8,063
1
0
26
California Digital Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
7,702
1
0
California Digital Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
7,299
1
0
Topics: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction
California Digital Library
by Chopin, Kate, 1851-1904
7,287
0
0
26
California Digital Library
by Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878
6,044
0
0
Internet Archive Books
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
5,574
2
0
Topics: Coal miners, Married women, Mothers and sons, Possessiveness
Microfilm
California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
4,580
0
0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
4,535
1
0
26
Universal Library
4,212
2
0
Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
4,178
2
0
26
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Brehm, Worth, 1883-1928; Hart, James David, 1911-
4,176
0
0
Internet Archive Books
by Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880; Ranous, Dora Knowlton, 1859-1916
4,153
0
0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
4,146
1
0
26
Topics: Meat industry and trade -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
26
D. H. Lawrence's seminal "Lady Chatterley's Lover" read by Jan McLaughlin.
Topics: d.h. lawrence, lady chatterley's lover, audio book, audiobook, jan mclaughlin
California Digital Library
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864; George H. Doran Company. (1920) bkp CU-BANC; Thomson, Hugh, 1860-1920; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
3,729
1
0
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
3,533
0
0
31
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
3,349
1
1
31
( 1 reviews )
Project Gutenberg
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
3,217
4
0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Heart of Darkness Library of Congress Classification: PR
Project Gutenberg
Kim
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
3,214
2
0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Kim Library of Congress Classification: PR
31
Topics: Evolution, Natural selection
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
2,886
0
0
26 35
Banned Books
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951; Jean Hersholt Collection of Sinclair Lewis (Library of Congress) DLC; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
2,536
0
0
Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Middle-aged men, Businessmen, Conformity
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=GS8a_qv3e6IC&oe=UTF-8
California Digital Library
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
2,514
1
0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Massó Torrents, Jaime, 1863-
2,475
2
0
26
California Digital Library
by Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809
2,471
1
0
Topics: Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797, France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Causes, Great Britain -- Politics...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
2,373
0
1
26 35
( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916; R. & R. Clark (Edinburgh)
2,347
3
0
Sweet Collection
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Aristophanes; Zévort, Charles Marie, 1816-1887
2,302
1
0
26
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
2,291
0
0
31
California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
2,191
1
0
Banned Books
by Clemens,Samuel L.
2,178
1
0
Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
2,088
0
0
Topics: City and town life -- Minnesota Fiction, Married women -- Minnesota Fiction
California Digital Library
by Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
2,031
0
0
New York Public Library
by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
1,943
1
0
Topic: Fairy tales
31 43
California Digital Library
by Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
1,875
1
0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
1,861
2
0
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
1,826
0
0
31
California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
1,583
0
0
Topic: Freedom of the press
Cornell University Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
1,418
0
0
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
1,361
0
1
26 35
( 1 reviews )
Project Gutenberg
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
1,308
0
0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Lord Jim Library of Congress Classification: PR
California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
1,250
2
0
California Digital Library
1,221
0
0
Universal Library
by Sinclair Lewis
1,199
0
0
Princeton Theological Seminary Library
by Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871
1,193
0
0
Topic: Evolution
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754
1,186
0
0
26 52
Cornell University Library
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
1,185
1
0
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
California Digital Library
by Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850
1,161
0
0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
1,080
0
0
26
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
1,073
0
0
31
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
989
0
0
26 32
Banned Books
by Jack London
761
0
0
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=xFIYAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
Cornell University Library
by Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
656
0
0
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
Banned Books
by Henry James
374
1
0
Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=KecBAAAAQAAJ&oe=UTF-8
American Libraries
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
281
0
0